https://www.leaderunion.com/sports/rss.xml en Records fall as Vandals top Litchfield https://www.leaderunion.com/content/records-fall-vandals-top-litchfield <img src="https://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sept20_2018_fb_litchfield_smalls.jpg" alt="Trevor Smalls gets an escort from Garrett Austin on his way to a second-quarter touchdown at Litchfield on Friday. Smalls became just the second Vandal to surpass 4,000 yards in total offense (4,141), joining Travis Blain (1995-97, 4,404)." title="Trevor Smalls gets an escort from Garrett Austin on his way to a second-quarter touchdown at Litchfield on Friday. Smalls became just the second Vandal to surpass 4,000 yards in total offense (4,141), joining Travis Blain (1995-97, 4,404)." align="left" hspace="6" width="79" height="85" /><p> The outcome of Friday&rsquo;s game was never really in doubt, with the Vandals squaring off against a Litchfield squad that is small in numbers and consisting mainly of lower classmen.</p> Vandalia 62, Litchfield-Stats https://www.leaderunion.com/content/vandalia-62-litchfield-stats <p> Vandalia 62 Litchfield 0<br /> Total offense<br /> 324 yards<br /> Rushing: 28 carries for 231 yards, 5 TD<br /> &bull; Trevor Smalls 10 carries for 147 yards, 3 TD<br /> &bull; Thomas Ritchey 4 carries for 35 yards, TD<br /> &bull; Johnny Lotz 2 carries for 23 yards, TD<br /> &bull; Gaige Beall 3 carries for 14 yards<br /> &bull; Kyle Phillips 3 carries for 13 yards<br /> &bull; Jacob Fickes 2 carries for 9 yards<br /> &bull; Nolan White 2 carries for 0 yards<br /> &bull; Carson Ruot 2 carries for -10 yards<br /> Passing:<br /> Rising to the Top https://www.leaderunion.com/content/rising-top <img src="https://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/wells1.jpg" alt="Matthew Wells" title="Matthew Wells" align="left" hspace="6" width="39" height="85" /><p> Matthew Wells amassed just 10 yards as a sophomore on the Vandalia Vandals varsity football team &hellip; and that was on a running play.</p> Host Vandals take seond place https://www.leaderunion.com/content/host-vandals-take-seond-place <img src="https://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sept20_2018_vb_carlinville_worker.jpg" alt="Vandalia&#039;s Miley Worker hits a Carlinville serve during last Thursday&#039;s home match." title="Vandalia&#039;s Miley Worker hits a Carlinville serve during last Thursday&#039;s home match." align="left" hspace="6" width="55" height="85" /><p> The Lady Vandals volleyball team placed second in the 25th annual Vandal Tournament on Saturday, winning three games before losing to Carlyle in the title game.</p> 2018 inductees into the VCHS Athletic Hall of Fame https://www.leaderunion.com/content/2018-inductees-vchs-athletic-hall-fame <img src="https://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hof_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="66" height="85" /><p> Vandalia Community High School is celebrating homecoming this week.</p> <p> <br /> The homecoming parade around the high school campus and athletic fields is at 2:30 p.m. on Friday.<br /> The homecoming game against Piasa Southwestern starts at 6:30 p.m., with this year&rsquo;s Hall of Fame inductees being presented at 6:10 p.m.<br /> This year&rsquo;s homecoming king and queen will be crowned at halftime of the football game, and the homecoming dance will follow the game in the high school gym.<br /> &nbsp;</p> Lady Vandals second at tournament https://www.leaderunion.com/content/lady-vandals-second-tournament <img src="https://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sept13_2018_gracefilled_teamw.jpg" alt="The Lady Vandals took second place at A Grace Filled Tournament at Raymond over the weekend. In front, from left to right, are Lauren Hagy, Katie Wilkerson, Bailey Stewart, Miley Worker, Kennedy Fiscus, Lanee McNary and Kaitlyn Mills. In back are head coach Katie Myers, Samantha Miller, Megan Kern, Morgan Lidy, J&#039;Amy Jackson, Lexi Wehrle, Elizabeth Barenfanger and assistant coach Haley Wollerman." title="The Lady Vandals took second place at A Grace Filled Tournament at Raymond over the weekend. In front, from left to right, are Lauren Hagy, Katie Wilkerson, Bailey Stewart, Miley Worker, Kennedy Fiscus, Lanee McNary and Kaitlyn Mills. In back are head coach Katie Myers, Samantha Miller, Megan Kern, Morgan Lidy, J&#039;Amy Jackson, Lexi Wehrle, Elizabeth Barenfanger and assistant coach Haley Wollerman." align="left" hspace="6" width="138" height="85" /><p> The Lady Vandals went 3-2 to take second place at A Grace Filled Tournament at Raymond over the weekend.</p> Vandalia vs. Greenville stats https://www.leaderunion.com/content/vandalia-vs-greenville-stats <p> Vandalia 37 Greenville 21<br /> Total offense: 309 yards<br /> Rushing:<br /> &bull; Trevor Smalls 20 carries for 107 yards, TD<br /> &bull; Matthew Wells 11 carries for 39 yards<br /> &bull; Thomas Ritchey 6 carries for 47 yards, TD<br /> Passing:<br /> &bull; Matthew Wells 6 for 14, 116 yards, 2 TD<br /> Receiving:<br /> &bull; Blake Morrison 2 for 38 yards, TD<br /> &bull; Garrett Austin 1 for 16 yards, TD<br /> &bull; Caleb Slater 1 for 28 yards<br /> &bull; Trevor Smalls 1 for 21 yards<br /> &bull; Thomas Ritchey 1 for 13 yards&nbsp;<br /> Vandals score early, late to top Comets https://www.leaderunion.com/content/vandals-score-early-late-top-comets <img src="https://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sept13_2018_fb_gville_smalls.jpg" alt="Vandalia&#039;s Trevor Smalls heads for the end zone after intercepting a Greenville pass near the end zone late in the Vandals&#039; 37-21 win." title="Vandalia&#039;s Trevor Smalls heads for the end zone after intercepting a Greenville pass near the end zone late in the Vandals&#039; 37-21 win." align="left" hspace="6" width="107" height="85" /><p> The two Vandals who provided the winning cushion on Friday night both had confidence in their abilities.</p>